Justice C.V. Wigneswaran, Jaffna MP and leader of the Tamil Makkal Thesiya Kootani (TMTK), congratulated M.K. Stalin on his party’s victory in the recent Tamil Nadu elections and being elected as the state’s Chief Minister for the first time.
In a statement released to the press, Wigneswaran said; “I, on behalf of the Tamil people, express my heartfelt greetings to honourable M.K. Stalin who has registered a historic triumph in the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly elections in the very first time he contested for the post of Chief Minister.”
Wigneswaran affirmed his hope that under the government of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), the party headed by Stalin, Tamil Nadu would “progress in multiple departments and shine as the foremost state in India.”
The parliamentarian said he believes that M.K. Stalin and the Tamil Nadu government would give their voice vehemently against the Sri Lankan government’s practice of genocide of Tamils.
“Since the brutal genocide of Tamils in the Eelam land in 2009, an orchestrated form of genocide still continues in the Tamil homeland,” he wrote. “We believe a strong voice will emerge from Tamil Nadu towards securing justice for genocide and winning the rights of Tamils in Tamil Eelam,” he added.
Wigneswaran also hoped that Stalin would take substantial efforts to establish greater economic, educational and cultural relations with the North and East.
The DMK and its allies won the Tamil Nadu Assembly elections with a comfortable majority on May 2, ten years after it was last in power. Stalin is set to be sworn in as Chief Minister on May 7.
Read Wigneswaran's full statement here in Tamil.